Life is a practice.
Practice San Francisco was founded in 2017 by child and family psychologist, Nina Kaiser, Ph.D. Equipped with over 15 years experience working with children and families, Nina came to specialize in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based strategies to help kids, teens, and parents cope with stress, worry, and all big emotions. Over time, it became clear to Nina that these evidence-based strategies could benefit all people, and so she founded Practice San Francisco with the goal of building a community that supports kids and families in living more peaceful and joyful lives.
Today, we are a family-focused therapy and wellness center based out of San Francisco’s Cow Hollow, with a second office in Marin. We offer prenatal and postnatal yoga, group support, children’s mindfulness, and individualized care. We have supported hundreds of perinatal women, children, and families through each of our programs. Register for upcoming programs and classes here.
Yoga & Fitness
Through yoga and fitness we practice embodiment and body awareness. By harnessing the powerful link between breath and mindful movement, practitioners are able to connect with their own experiences, foster a renewed sense of aliveness, and leverage our personal choice.
Prenatal & Postnatal Support Groups
Our support groups have helped hundreds Bay Area women connect with others in the prenatal and postpartum phases. Facilitated by Dr. Katie Taylor, Psy.D., new moms can benefit from Bay Area resources, group support, and new mom friends!
Nina Kaiser’s mindfulness program serves kids in grades K-6. Mighty Minds is a fun, five-session workshop that empowers kids to notice big emotions, practice tools to influence their experience, and ultimately thrive! Learn more about Mighty Minds here.
Family Workshops & Events
Couples workshops, perinatal events, and parenting sessions are scheduled seasonally at our studio in Cow Hollow. We announce all workshops via our newsletter. To stay up-to-date with information on our next workshop, please subscribe to our newsletter using the form in the footer!
Vision and values
Practice San Francisco aims to provide evidence-based strategies to help children, teens, and families live joyful lives, and demonstrate resilience and persistence in the face of challenge. By using mindfulness-based strategies and cognitive-behavioral tools, we can all learn to override our auto-pilot reactions, and respond with intention and choice.
Learn critical life skills
We whole-heartedly believe that awareness, presence, kindness and curiosity are skills best learned when explicitly taught, modeled, and reinforced. These principles are integrated into all of our programs. We dive more deeply into strategic discussion on how to apply these skills in day-to-day life with our Mighty Minds kids and families.
Mental and body cues help us determine when big emotions and stress are on the rise. By noticing and attending to these sensations, we can make better decisions, and shift course before getting overwhelmed by emotion.
Presence in the Moment
Letting go of what what might happen, or what has already happened, in order to focus and problem-solve what is happening right here and right now.
Kindness and Curiosity
Treating yourself and others with empathy, kindness, and curiosity, and acting out of an awareness that we are all growing and learning! Making mistakes is part of practice.
Any child, teenager, and parent – any person! – can benefit from the support of a like-minded community. Together, we can reach our goals around persistence, effectiveness, equanimity, and happiness!
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PRACTICE San Francisco
San Francisco Location | 2901 Webster Street, San Francisco CA 94123
firstname.lastname@example.org • (415) 780-5673
For inquiries about group classes,
workshops, and educational programs.
Marin Location | 400 Professional Center Drive, Suite 421, Novato, CA 94947
email@example.com • (415) 780-3239
For inquiries about individual support, child therapy,
parenting support, and transition to new motherhood.
20-Minute Mindfulness with Tara
Tara McLaughlin is a skill kids yoga and mindfulness instructor based in San Francisco, California. Through 20-Minute Mindfulness, Tara offers fun mindfulness games and activities to promote resilience in kids of all ages. Through these 1:1 drop-in sessions, kids will learn strategies to breathe, listen and connect to the present moment. Learn more about the 20-Minute Mindfulness sessions when you visit the registration page.
***Please note, this is not a treatment for mental health.